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as a health and safety issue as well and it's big. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington tells us about the clean-up and how long it might take to get it all fixed. >> reporter: blame the weather for the sinkhole but this is definitely not what the people who live in this neighborhood want to see out of their window. a 20-foot sinkhole that goes over two lanes of traffic. this morning we have seen trucks with pg&e with the city and sanitation crews on the scene with a long day of clean- up. now, nobody was hurt but this is causing some problems for the people here. water was turned off to repair the lines last night. this happened because of the storms we had. heavy rains overflowed a creek which eroded the ground causing it to suddenly fall. this morning roads are closed but detours are in place. but if you come back live to us one more look at that sinkhole, it is going to take quite a while to come up with a solution. they need to come up with a permanent plan and at this point the road is going to have to be replaced. in lafayette, elissa harrington, cbs 5. >> thank you. >>> another sinkhole
raising major concerns for fewer crews on the scene right now. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is live with video. >> reporter: frank and michelle, that gushing water actually slammed into the scaffolding of the building behind me. you can see that damage there. you can see part of the beam has been bent in and that's why the roads are blocked, because authorities are right now trying to assess if that scaffolding i safe. video from earlier shows gushing watertown 40 feet high. water at up to 40 feet. they were trying to pull over a driver for a minor traffic violation, he fled and crashed into a hydrant causing the water break. police took the driver into custody suspected of dui and we don't know at this point if the driver sustained any injuries. back out live, essex street off folsom is blocked. if you are going to the bay bridge, you have to find a different route. a firefighter said that they are going to assess the safety of that scaffolding and once they find out it is safe they will reopen these roads hopefully that can be soon. reporting live in san francisco, cate caugiran,
. >> the transit system is recovering from a power outage and an accident with some serious injuries, as well. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in san francisco where power in the subway is back on at this hour. good morning. >> reporter: that's good news for morning commuters. again there's basically sorted out a bit of the mess. all muni lines are back on track. muni told us that this was caused by a power outage they had last night. the electrical problem happened as commuters were headed home. there was a blown transformer on van ness. >> it was damaged from water. >> computers were down in the subway. we waited and they never tell you how long it's going to be. >> reporter: the whole restoration is ahead of schedule. originally the n and j lines were supposed to be delayed this morning but when we spoke to a muni spokesman on the phone they say crews restored power about 1:30 this morning and find the electrical short in order to get all lines back and running before the big commute. now, they also had a lot more on their hands last night at church and market. muni dealt with another major pro
at the scene in palo alto, anne makovec, cbs 5. >> thank you. >>> firefighters in south san jose this morning put a one- alarm fire at a house -- put out a one-alarm fire at a house that may have had an illegal pot growing facility. the fire on almaden expressway and camden avenue was called in around 2:00 and put out around 3:00 a.m. there are unconfirmed reports that the home houses a legal marijuana growing operation. a police spokesman has yet to return our calls. >>> well, the second storm is taking its time but when it comes it will be a slow moving soaker. >> we have live team coverage with cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran in daly city. but first let's get to meteorologist lawrence karnow in the weather center with when that rain will start. >> this is a slow-moving storm and we'll see heavy rainfall with subtropical moisture. hi-def doppler right now is showing you scattered showers so heavy rain won't be here until latter part of the day and overnight tonight. we are seeing scattered light showers in the north bay now so if you are heading there, expect pop-up showers and nuisance rainfa
from the east bay. a basically shot and killed near a middle school in berkeley. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is at the police station now where officials are expected to release some more information on that victim shortly. cate. >> reporter: that's exactly what we're hoping for, to get some more solid details because now we're getting conflicting information on the victim, whether the victim was a woman and man. we are staged outside the berkeley police department. we are hearing the public information officer should be here in the next 15 minutes or so. hopefully he can clear up the details. but what we do know is the crime scene is clear and police have wrapped up gathering evidence but we have video from earlier. the call came in around 11:30 last night. officers found this cyclist by longfellow middle school just off derby street. it appears the cyclist had fallen off the bike along the sidewalk. officers say the victim had at least one gunshot wound and is pronounced dead on scene. we don't know the identity, the age or the g
as you can see from this live look. this is a view from our roof camera on the top of the cbs 5 headquarters at broadway and battery. so right now the big issue is the metering lights. we talked to caltrans and they are hoping to get the metering lights on a backup system so they may actually be able to turn on the metering lights. we are just not sure at this point. but again, those metering lights control the volume of traffic that gets on the upper deck during the commute so it could be an interesting drive into san francisco if they can't get those on. in the meantime, slight delays right now approaching the bay bridge toll plaza. elsewhere, let's go to our dublin cam. live look at westbound 580 approaching 680. this is a big problem all morning. all lanes remain shut down in that westbound 580 drive from hopyard all the way towards 680. some commuters are able to squeeze by using the shoulder. but let's check out our maps. look at the drive time. it can't even be calculated at this point. we know it is super heavy from the livermore valley all the way towards the dublin- pl
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